Greenies Run, Jump at National Indoor Track Meet
Christ School trio travels to New York City for competition
Christ School was well-represented by three athletes at last weekend's New Balance Nationals Indoor track meet in New York City.
Juniors Kevin Snyder '19 and Keyvaun Cobb '19, as well as sophomore Andrew Hammel '20, ran and jumped against the country's best competition Friday through Sunday at Armory Track.
Kevin became a two-time All-American by placing third in the Championship division of the long jump Saturday with a school record (24 feet, 1 inches), followed by another bronze medal in the triple jump Sunday (48-10.75). Greenies head coach Randy Ashley credited assistant Demeseh Cobb for Kevin's development in the sport – his triple jump of 49-9 in mid-January was a national-best mark at the time.
Andrew and Keyvaun were athletes in the New Balance National Indoor's Emerging Elite division. Andrew ran a time of 9 minutes, 32 seconds to place 14th in the 2-mile run, just over a second off his personal best. Keyvaun came in 29th in the 400-meter dash (50.93).
Coach Ashley said that the team hopes to carry over the momentum from the indoor season to outdoor.
"Congratulations to these three boys and the entire Christ School indoor track team," Ashley said. "The squad improved by leaps and bounds. We're just putting the finishing touches on the (outdoor) schedule now, piecing things together to give us the best opportunities. We're going to have a wonderful team and be loaded with quality coaches."